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Business Succession Planning

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New and seasoned companies share the same need when it comes to longevity – to insure their future. Formal planning is needed to ensure the continuation of a closely held business due to the death or disability of an owner or partner. The unfortunate truth is that many businesses fail before they transition to a second generation. Most failures could have been avoided by having a succession plan in place.

Successful businesses sustain their history of accomplishments with a planned transition in event of a key employee’s or business partner’s death or disability. It’s never too early to develop a plan to protect the future of the business. A properly drafted buy-sell agreement along with the appropriate balance of life & disability insurance can serve to:

  • Minimize the possibility that the business might fall into the hands of outsiders.
  • Minimize the possibility that the parties involved will not be able to agree on a proper value for the business.
  • Life & Disability Insurance can help ensure enough funds will be available to purchase or buy-out the ownership shares.
  • Provide a deceased owner’s estate with needed liquidity by converting an illiquid asset into cash.
  • Provide for the orderly transfer of the ownership of the business.
  • Establish the value of the business for estate tax purposes.
  • Create a stronger market for the business.

Personal succession plans are a must for transferring and preserving wealth, mapping out future cash flows, designing and implementing a global investment strategy, reducing estate and income taxes, and providing for the family in the event of a disabling health issue or even loss of life. Things to consider when creating a personal succession plan:

  • What type of Trust is right for me?
  • Do I need life and disability insurance?
  • Do I know understand my estate tax liability?
  • Have I provided the appropriate flexibility to my heirs?

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